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Highline by Melanie Rice

Melanie Rice

Slate Schist & Black-Eyed Susan
Slate Cattail & Juneberry
Blackbird Cattail & Black-Eyed Susan
Blackbird Cattail & Arrowgrass
Blackbird Cattail & Sunfish
Appalachian Stone Pearly Mussel & Oyster Mushroom
Appalachian Stone Oyster Mushroom & Juneberry
Devil's Pool Silver Maple & Black-Eyed Susan
Devil's Pool Cattail & Black-Eyed Susan
Devil's Pool Sunfish & Black-Eyed Susan
Devil's Pool Watermill & Black-Eyed Susan
Devil's Pool Watermill & Cattail
Juneberry Pearly Mussel & Cattail
Sunfish Cuckoo Flower & Cattail
Hemlock Watermill & Cattail
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Pattern Only

A sideways-knit arrow construction, this three-color design features a mosaic  Greek Key pattern in the center, with simple stripes along each side. Pattern can be work in lace weight up to aran weight yarn.  Please note that the mosaic section is worked only from charts.

Acknowledgements:  The mosaic contains elements from a stitch pattern found in the Barbara Walker Treasuries.

I chose the colors for this duo of shawl designs, The New Yorker, while watching a brief documentary on the illustrator Christoph Niemann. A whimsical abstract artist, his accomplishments include quite a number of cover illustrations for The New Yorker magazine. He says that his favorite colors are yellow and black, yellow being the perfect color for New York, which was the first city he moved to...[This shawl gives] a nod to Mr. Niemann and his interesting depictions of dynamic city life.  --Melanie Rice

Kit includes pdf & printed pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here

 Sport Weight

DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Highland Sport by Cloudborn Fibers (100% Wool; 50g/192yds): 3 Skeins Main Color (MC), 1 Skein Color B, 1 Skein Color C.  Shown in colors Slate Heather, Charcoal Heather & Maize Heather.

ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Sport by O-Wool (100% Organic Washable Merino Wool; 100g/304yds): 2 Skeins MC, 2 MINIS Color B & 1 MINI Color C. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping your pre-order to your location.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 64” wingspan x 19” tall at centerline, after blocking
YARDAGE: Approximately 391 yds MC, 85 yds Color A & 44 yds Color B
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Colorwork

NEEDLES: Size US 6 / 4mm 36" or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, Tapestry Needle & Row Counter (recommended)
GAUGE: 18 sts = 4" in garter stitch, after blocking

Shawl images courtesy of Melanie Rice with yarn photos by Yarn Loop.

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